December 13, 2013
December 12, 2013
This year, I was so happy because even though the holidays were right around the corner, there was still no mention of all the holiday lights and decorations that my school usually puts up. I’m not saying I hate the holidays, I’m just not sure what place excessive talk about Christmas has in a public school where students are there to learn and not be shoved Christmas thoughts down their throats at all times. Anyway, I was happy because it seemed as though we weren’t going to decorate this year.
Boy, was I wrong. I guess we ended up just getting late start, but now all the lights and decorations have been put up and the school has gone crazy. Nobody can walk in a line anymore, none of the crazy “lines” are even remotely close to being quiet, and all the kids can think about is Christmas and all the things that they want. And they still expect us to teach and them to learn for the next week and a half? Are they kidding? There’s a reason I hate leaving my classroom around this time of year! Yuck!
Too many lights
December 11, 2013
I got to visit this donut place in Brooklyn the other day. The donuts were delicious! And the best part is that they are cheap for this kind of gourmet donut. They cost only a dollar a piece! And the more you buy the cheaper they are. We tried a lot of flavors – red velvet, honey dipped, whole wheat, sour cream. They were sooo yummy that I would definitely go again and again. The servers wear these funny looking uniforms though … haha!
I wonder why it’s called Peter Pan Donuts.
December 10, 2013
Walking around downtown Tempe I got a chance to visit with some giant rodents. The thing is … I’m actually scared of rodents, but sometimes rabbits don’t always seem like rodents, especially when they’re ginormous. They become almost comical even though kind of life-like with their fur markings, etc. The best thing about these three dinosaur-sized rabbits were that they were quite well-dressed for the holiday season. These bronze sculptures were actually placed in downtown Tempe near the intersection of Mill and University in 1993. They are Mark Rossi’s Three Blacktail Jackrabbits.
A giant photo adventure:
December 9, 2013
I absolutely cannot believe that the last time I went to the Tempe Festival of the Arts was in 2009! That’s four years ago! Just that fact makes me ponder the fact that I’ve been living in the desert way too many years and perhaps it is time to move on … but anyway, back to the topic at hand. The real reason I walked through the Festival of the Arts this year was not really because I wanted to go to the festival. In fact, it was because I was early in meeting up with some friends to go to the ASU game on Saturday so I decided to stroll around the booths for a while.
I’m always torn when going to the these places because I want to support these artists for creating beautiful things, but I also don’t want to pay $30 for a Christmas tree ornament. You get my conundrum? And then there are the artists that are selling amazing works for art for thousands of dollars and I have to wonder if those pieces are really just show pieces that get carted from one festival to the next or if they really get sold ever. Hmmm …
An artful photo adventure: